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Basket Maker  "1912"

An unidentified woman sits on the ground near a mat house while weaving a basket.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1912-1912

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

12.5 x 16 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Coast Salish, Coast Salish, Lummi, Native Americans, North America, Northwest Coast

Site Name:

Puget Sound

State:

Washington

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of photographer and publisher William Henry Jackson (1843-1942); donated to MAI at an unknown date.

Source ID:

NMAI_321123

Catalog Number:

P04609

Album Name:

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